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Orthopedic Surgeon Specialist

Alan Dayan, MD, PC, FAAOS

NYU Orthopedic Surgeon in Brooklyn, New York & Staten Island, NY

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Alan J. Dayan, MD, specializes in joint reconstruction surgeries for his patients in Brooklyn, New York, and the surrounding areas, who suffer from degenerative joint conditions or injuries of the hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, and nearly all other joints. Dr. Dayan is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who uses the latest technology in a state-of-the-art facility to alleviate chronic joint pain, so you can live a life of increased mobility and less discomfort. If you suffer from debilitating joint pain, call the Brooklyn office or request an appointment online with one of New York’s most accomplished orthopedic surgeons.

Orthopedic Surgeon Q & A

What conditions does an orthopedic surgeon treat?

Orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Dayan are dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal disorders that include both acute and chronic problems associated with:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles

Orthopedic problems are often the result of an injury or a degenerative joint disease such as osteoarthritis, which commonly affects knees, shoulders, and hips. Orthopedic surgeons also treat conditions including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand arthritis
  • Hip dysplasia and arthritis
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Knee pain and arthritis
  • Meniscus tears

Dr. Dayan also specializes in treating tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, as well as performing arthroscopic shoulder surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery.

How do I know it’s time to see an orthopedic surgeon?

If you have chronic joint pain that causes you to rely on daily doses of pain medication, it’s a good idea to seek the help of an orthopedic specialist. There are many nonsurgical and surgical treatments that focus on rehabilitating your joints so you can gain mobility and decrease your dependency on pain medications. If your symptoms include any of the following, you may benefit from an appointment with Dr. Dayan and his highly qualified, caring team:

  • Difficulty performing daily tasks, such as getting dressed or walking up stairs
  • Swelling around a joint that doesn’t improve
  • Limited range of motion in a particular joint
  • Signs of infection in the joint, like inflammation and redness

Dr. Dayan is an expert at diagnosing the underlying cause of your joint pain so he can prescribe an individualized treatment plan. Surgery is always the last resort when all other nonsurgical treatment methods no longer provide the long-term relief you need to resume a more active lifestyle without pain. Your treatment plan may include physical therapies, joint injections, and regenerative medicine, such as stem cell injections, before you explore surgical options.

What qualifications does an orthopedic surgeon have?

Orthopedic surgeons go through an extensive educational and residency training program. In addition to those requirements, Dr. Dayan also completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery at New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital, which means he is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (FAAOS).

Dr. Dayan has been affiliated with New York University for more than 20 years. He served as medical director at NYU Langone’s Samuels Orthopedic Immediate Care Center and is currently a clinical assistant professor at the NYU Medical Center.

If you live in Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Queens, and would like to schedule an appointment with one of New York’s leading orthopedic surgeons, call the office or use the online booking tool.